|Patchwork Drawstring Bag Workshop at Millie Moon|
August has been an odd month for me. I have been adjusting to a new day job, have had the Pickle at home a lot more as he is between nursery and pre-school and I have been doing lots of plotting and planning. Here is a little roundup of my crafty activities.
I have done a lot of preserving during August, both for us as a family and also for gifts. I have blogged about it here and have also shared my Nan’s recipe for Beetroot Relish here. I love preserving and hope to do some more during September as apples start ripening.
|Homemade Raspberry Jam with Sweet Peas|
Despite spending lots of time in the kitchen preserving and also making some freezer meals for my Nan’s 87th birthday, I haven’t actually done any baking. I really must rectify this and also make an effort to do some baking with my little Pickle too. Watch this space for September.
I have been busy writing patterns and making samples for my forthcoming workshops at Millie Moon. I also taught my first workshop which I wrote about here. If you fancy joining me for one of my autumn workshops click here. I have also been busy doing some secret sewing, which I will share soon and have made a few gifts using my patchwork drawstring bag pattern and my quilted cushion cover pattern. I had a complete fail on my goal of working on my Ercol covers – MUST. TRY. HARDER in September!
|Quilted Christmas Stocking Workshop at Millie Moon|
My garden is continuing to provide us with lovely organic veggies. The courgettes are finally producing regularly and we have a great crop of runner beans. I have already frozen a big bag of them for my Christmas lunch and I am also freezing any other surplus for eating throughout the winter. My pumpkins and winter squash are looking fantastic and I have a second crop of mange tout. My raspberries are starting to ripen and I am hopeful of a few dwarf French beans. I participated in the Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day again so do click here if you fancy a peek at what has been blooming in my garden.
|Homegrown Polka Raspberries|
I have been pretty creative but have not done as much sewing as I would like. How was August for you? I am really hoping to get on with those Ercol cushions in September, start my Christmas gifts (which I have already planned) and continue preserving.